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Petra Kai Kormendy

University Chaplain, The InnBetween in Maastricht

Friend Crisis

PRESENTED ON NOV 23, 2015
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 27

"Refugees are coming to Maastricht ... we want to make them feel welcome."

In "Friend Crisis" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht, Vol 27, progressive chaplain Petra Kai Kormendy explains that there is no such thing as a "refugee crisis" but rather a crisis of friendship. At Refugee Project Maastricht, refugees are called friends, and from that idea a new dialogue can open up about our relationships to the situation and to each other as humans.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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The Opportunity of Crisis

BY CHRIS CASTRO
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 20, 2013

Chris Castro, a co-founder of an NGO called IDEAS, talks about how the organization was formed, how it has changed over the years, what they have done, and what they are trying to do. Since IDEAS founding only a few years ago, the things it has accomplished are amazing.

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The Current Crisis; a Pattern

BY WIM GROMMEN
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

Almost daily businesses and individuals face the current crisis. Not only savers and investors have lost money, but also businesses and taxpayers make their contribution; even the pension of citizens is under great pressure. Societies face the same problems as at the end of the second industrial revolution, such as rising unemployment, skyrocketing debt of companies and governments and falling stock indexes. Looking at the characteristics of the phases of transitions, these social transformation processes, it could well be that we have now reached the end of the so-called third industrial revolution.

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Lexicon of crisis related suicides

BY RICHARD SLUIJS
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Grafisch ontwerper Richard Sluijs maakte een monumentaal in memoriam voor de slachtoffers van de wereldwijde economische crisis.

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The London Housing Crisis!!

BY DOMINICK VEASEY
@ VOL 10 ON MAY 12, 2016

Dominick Veasey shares his thoughts on the London housing crisis. Veasey is an Associate Director at Planning and Regeneration Consultancy Nexus Planning. While also working in the private sector Dominick has also spent time working in for Central Government looking specifically at how we can ensure more houses are built.

Dominick has extensive experience in preparing and analysing demographic and socio-economic population and household projections, particularly in relation to determining objectively assessed housing need, we will let him explain what that term means.

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning, Dominick LOVES NUMBERS!

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Migration aus Sicht der Internationalen Enwicklung

BY ROBERT MOOSBRUGGER
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 12, 2016

Robert Moosbrugger erläutert in seiner Präsentation die Auswirkungen der internationalen Migration auf die Herkunftsländer. Für die Herkunftsländer große Auswirkungen haben vor allem einerseits die Rücküberweisungen und auf der anderen Seite der „brain drain“, der Talenteschwund. Robert Moosbrugger ist derzeit für die Caritas in Armenien, im Libanon und in Haiti tätig. Seit über 10 Jahren ist Robert Moosbrugger in humanitärem Einsatz, im Rahmen von Entwicklungszusammenarbeits- und Flüchtlingsprojekten, Katastrophenhilfe und Aufbauarbeit. www.caritas-vorarlberg.at

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Refugee Crisis

BY AADYA DIXIT
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 16, 2016

Aadya Dixit. A masters degree student and 'Balshree' recepient questions the responses of global community to refugee crisis that is actually a humanity crisis.

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La Afectividad como Paliativo a la Crisis

BY VIDA GAVIRIA
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 21, 2016

La venezolana viviendo en el exterior, Vida Gaviria, nos cuenta como la afectividad nos permite reconstruirnos desde la individualidad y así afrontar la crisis del país venezolano desde el núcleo de cada persona.

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Going Against the Crisis

BY DESPOINA POLYZOIDOU
@ MSM GOES PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 17, 2017

Despoina Polyzoidou shows how the economic crisis in Greece has triggered a new era for the primary sector of the country. In order to find ways to cope with economic challenges, her fellow countrymen are not staying idle but rather focus more and more on agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining to create special, top quality, branded products as a way to fight the crisis.

Despoina is concerned about her country and wants to share "views from inside" because she feels that the media sometimes distorts information and only emphasises the negative sides of a situation.

Despite the crisis, she believes, there is always hope and room for positive actions.

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How we can find our own role in the European “Refugee Crisis"

BY AURELIA STR
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

With the onset of a ‘Refugee crisis’ in Europe we are confronted with a narrative that has become too emotional and polarised to understand its core message: refugees are people like you and me.

We can hardly imagine how much struggle it must be to leave one's own country and everything that is close to one's heart behind. But it doesn’t take much for us to open our arms and make someone feel welcome, says Aurelia Streit.

She believes that we can change the current narrative towards refugees in Europe by establishing local platforms for intercultural exchange.